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Employment Opportunities at Smit & Van Wyk, Inc.

Trade Mark Attorney

Smit & Van Wyk, Inc., a boutique law firm in Pretoria specializing in Intellectual Property law, has a vacancy in the Trade Marks department for an attorney with trade mark litigation experience. The position holder will assist the senior attorney with contentious and non-contentious, local and international trade mark, copyright and unlawful competition matters.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Admitted Attorney
  • Have completed the SAIIPL Group 1 subjects
  • Experience in trade mark litigation
  • Consistently good academic results

Preference:

Preference will be given to candidates who

  • Are bilingual in English and Afrikaans.
  • Are qualified as a Trade Mark Practitioner with SAIIPL

Skills & attributes

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Well-organized, dedicated and hardworking
  • Positive attitude
  • Ambition to excel
  • Drive and initiative
  • People skills and leadership skills

Duties (include, but is not limited to):

  • Answering client enquiries, consulting with and advising clients
  • Drafting letters of demand, agreements, complaints, statements of case, affidavits, pleadings, notices and other relevant documents
  • Corresponding with clients, foreign agents and other attorneys, attending to settlement negotiations
  • Research and investigations, compiling evidence
  • Liaising with and briefing Counsel, correspondents and foreign agent
  • Conducting trade mark searches and due diligence
  • Preparing responses to official actions

Please submit your CV & Supporting Documents:
(alternatively send your details to hr@svw.co.za)

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